Welcome to Hamilton and Shireen Class

I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our classes. This will be an area that will celebrate our learning and keep you up to date with the things that we are learning about.

Happy Learning!

Early Years Curriculum

The children develop through playing and exploring active learning and creating and thinking critically. There are 7 areas of learning which are divided into the:

Prime

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
  • Communication and Language and
  • Physical Development

Specific areas

  • Literacy,
  • Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design

The prime areas are fundamental throughout the EYFS and the specific areas include the skills and knowledge which provide important contexts for learning and they develop more fully towards the end of the early years. The children carry out lots of practical experiences through which they are encouraged to explore and experiment.

The children use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during teacher-directed and child-initiated times. We have a particular love for outdoor learning and come rain or shine, we explore and play outside in our outdoor environment.

To read more about our Curriculum in Reception have a look at our EYFS medium-term planning

Whilst using the EYFS statutory framework, we also use ‘Development Matters’ to guide our learning. Our EYFS Curriculum goals are what we would like the children to aspire to become and achieve by the end of their time with us. We provide a thorough and vast range of experiences where we actively encourage child-initiated, purposeful learning to help inspire this.  

      

 

The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations with Shireen Class.

We have had a busy week in Shireen class learning all about the Queen and her 70 year on the throne. We had a small tea party in the garden with Hamilton class and even made cucumber sandwiches and crowns like the queen. We even explored making tea in the classroom...

Hamilton Class celebrate the Jubilee.

Sumayya, Nabil and Safa are enjoying cucumber sandwiches in the sun. After making crowns, Dawud and Uzair enjoy the Jubilee party. Muniya and Anaya tuck into their cucumber sandwiches. Rebecca and Zara celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Summer starts work on a...

Shireen Class Sail the Seven Seas

This week we have been exploring pirates! We have created our own pirate ship, become pirates, hidden treasure and created maps. For maths we have been learning simple addition using the phrases, first, then and now. First I have 3 bugs, then I added 2 bugs and now I...

Hamilton class – Spring 2

Getting ready for our Easter hat parade! It's going to be lots of fun showing off our fabulous Easter hats. Lining up as we make our way to the parade. Muniya and Aliyah excited for the parade. Sumayya and Mi'Layah are ready for the parade too. Caleb is a fireman....

A day of art in Hamilton Class.

This week we were visited by Bow Arts. The children had a great day getting creative.

Still Life with Shireen Class

This week spring arrived in Shireen class, we spoke about the different parts of the flower and the colours we needed to use to paint our flowers. first we had a go at drawing the flower exactly how we could see it then we pained the flower using greens and yellows....

World Book Day- Shireen Class

To celebrate world book day, this week we listened to a variety of stories, then during free flow our activities were based on the stories. We listened to 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' then had to thread the hungry caterpillar through all of the fruits in the water...

Geography in Hamilton Class

We read the story - 'The Snail and the Whale', and then explored the different environments that the snail visited. We looked at volcanoes, beaches and mountains and then used Google Earth to find them on our planet. We also did a volcano experiment and had a go at...

Hamilton Class – People Who Help Us.

This half-term we have been learning about all the people who help us in our lives from family members to doctors and the fire-brigade. We have also explored Chinese New Year and different materials, such as wood, plastic and fabric. Md Adam Larbi made a police badge....

Super Shireen Class!

We have had a mission to help FireMan Sam, make some gloves to stop his hand getting wet from putting out the fires with the water hose. We did this by trying different materials and estimating which ones will keep his hands dry. We notice that the tin can, the...

Recent news

Young Voices

Young Voices

Last night members of the choir performed to a packed audience of thousands at London's O2 arena as part of Young Voices. What a brilliant experience, from the initial rehearsals to the final performance which included professional singers, dancers and beatboxers....

Are you Sugar Smart?

As part of our school commitment to reduce our sugar intake, the sugar smart ambassadors produced a display in the hall showing some of the swaps that could be made on high-sugar foods. Make sure and ask your children if they have spotted the display and what they...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Thank you for coming to watch our class Christmas performances outside last week. In case you couldn't make it, or you would like to watch them again, here are two brilliant Christmas films for your viewing pleasure! Wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas....

Artsmark Platinum

Artsmark Platinum

We are celebrating today, after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award. The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting...

Musical Community

If you arrived early to school yesterday, you may have seen and heard an interesting sight! All of the Lansbury Lawrence staff, and children in the breakfast club, were out in the playground singing together. This was the beginning of a wonderful day of music learning...